A graduate of Mary Baldwin College, Robin has been working for nonprofit agencies for most of her life. Robin started her nonprofit career managing a nonprofit foundation before becoming the Vice President of Planned Parenthood, and then she moved into the role she has served in now for over 21 years as the Chief Executive Officer for Child Health Investment Partnership (CHIP). CHIP seeks to pair pregnant and low-income mothers with a family case manager and community health nurse to help improve the health and school readiness of the child. Last year, the agency helped over 600 families. In her conversation with Hal, she explains more about how the agency is changing the lives of underserved children and families, the challenges she's faced with sharing her message, and she shares advice for running a successful nonprofit agency.
Meet Dawn Sandoval, who has been serving the homeless in the Roanoke Valley for over seven years. There are an estimated 300+ people in the Valley who are homeless—people who are living under bridges, camping in local parks, bathing in the river, and sleeping in alleys and doorways. Dawn started this ministry with her husband to help meet the physical and spiritual needs of people who are suffering from homelessness. In her conversation, she shares about what homelessness and what it looks like, how her ministry began and where her passion comes from, and advice for anyone who is striving to share their message.